A part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, leading to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river.
Over 150 labourers working at a Rishi Ganga power project in Tapovan-Reni are feared dead. Three bodies were recovered. Representatives of the power project have told that they are not being able to contact around 150 of their workmen at the project site.
The power project was swept away completely, added state Director General of Police Ashok Kumar.
Many villages were evacuated and people taken to safer areas. Teams of NDRF are being airlifted from Delhi and sent to Uttarakhand.
Several districts, including Pauri, Tehri, Rudraprayag, Haridwar and Dehradun are put on high alert.